The Toronto Raptors (6-7) and Orlando Magic (8-5) meet Tuesday in NBA in-season tournament action. Tip-off from Amway Center is set for 7 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Raptors vs. Magic odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Season series: First meeting; tied 2-2 last season
Toronto routed the Detroit Pistons 142-113 Sunday, covering as a 9.5-point favorite. Toronto saw 7 players score in double figures Sunday, including 4 of 5 starters. The Raptors were also very efficient from the field, shooting 53.9% on 102 shots, while also winning the turnover battle 8-17.
Orlando has won 3 straight after picking up a 128-116 win over the Indiana Pacers Sunday, covering as a 4.5-point underdog. The Magic have been the underdogs in 8 straight games, but have gone 6-2 ATS in those games. Orlando had 6 players score in double figures vs. Indiana, including 18 or more points from 3 of 5 starters.
Raptors at Magic odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Monday at 8:55 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Raptors +100 (bet $105 to win $100) | Magic -120 (bet $120 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Raptors +1.5 (-110) | Magic -1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 216.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
Raptors at Magic key injuries
- C Christian Koloko (illness) out
- F Thaddeus Young (illness) doubtful
- F Wendell Carter Jr. (hand) out
- G Markelle Fultz (knee) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Raptors at Magic picks and predictions
Raptors 103, Magic 99
LEAN RAPTORS (+100).
This will be a game filled with a lot of defense and will likely be a very close contest, and in a game like this I usually advise picking the team with the better and more reliable stars. I trust the likes of Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam to come through for the Raptors in a game like this. The Raptors are also 7-3 in their last 10 matchups with Orlando.
BET RAPTORS +1.5 (-110).
The Raptors are 2-0 ATS in their last 2 games overall and are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games vs. the Magic. This will be a very close, very defensive matchup, but I like the Raptors who are slightly better offensively and have more 3-point shooters to cover here and come away with the win.
With a line like this you should really only bet on this if you like the Raptors to win or are confident that they will lose by only a point, otherwise avoid this bet or bet on Orlando.
BET UNDER 216.5 (-115).
Both Toronto and Orlando are among the worst offenses in the NBA, both scoring around 108 PPG, but both are very good defensively, both allowing less than 111 opponent PPG. The Under has hit in 2 of the last 3 Toronto-Orlando matchups and has hit in 2 of Orlando’s last 3 overall.
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